Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Smaczna Sroda: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

In the series called “Smaczne Środy” (Delicious/Tasty Wednesdays), I deliver stories on my food experiences in Poland alongside my Thirsty Fridays series. Today I take you to the Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk in Poland – Kubicki. After whackpacking the world, I decided to settle in Gdańsk for a few months in 2016 in times of depression. Here is the restaurant’s website: Kubicki Website.

Where is Kubicki?
Kubicki is down by the riverside in the beautiful Old Town of Gdansk. Your walk will take you through the Stare Miasto (dreamlike) and past the crane and some boats.

Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Not too far from the Solidarnosc Museum either, or the ill fated Post Office which the Germans stormed when they decided to start World War 2.

Who Went to Kubicki with me?
I went on a charming walk here with the Starogard Gdanski Girl, Ola Mueller. This can only be described as a tainted date, in retrospect. A feast for Ola’s Slavic eyes with her charming Northern Irish man in Poland, her luscious mystery disappearing into the sunset after her romantic tongue kissing. #olamueller

Ola Mueller selfies our date in Gdansk, Poland

Ola Mueller selfies our date in Gdansk, Poland

How Old is Kubicki?
It dates back to 1918, so it has survived this city under the moniker of the “Free City of Danzig”, the Nazi invasion, the Second World War and the Communist era, Solidarnosc and the like. The restaurant has remained open and Polish cuisine has been served for almost 100 years.

Smaczna Sroda: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

The Menu
This is not a cheap place to dine and I went there only once – somehow the memories of dating Polish traveller Ola Mueller. The food in the meantime, was delicious and the date was the best either of us will ever have. I think we can somehow admit that.

Menu at Kubicki

Menu at Kubicki

We were only here for a light meal, so we decided on a soup and a starter. Ola chose the stinging nettle and spinach soup with crayfish.

Ola chose the stinging nettle and spinach soup with crayfish.

Ola chose the stinging nettle and spinach soup with crayfish.

Ola enjoying the date

I love Pierogi in Poland and so I decided to try the Gdanski style Pierogi here.

Enjoying my Gdansk style pierogi

Enjoying my Gdansk style pierogi

Smaczna Sroda: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Gdańsk style Pierogi

All meals are served with bread and pickle and we also had a water each.

Smaczna Sroda: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

Smaczne Środy: Dining Out at Kubicki, Oldest Restaurant in Gdańsk

After the dinner date, Ola and I walked romantically through the Stare Miasto in Gdansk and spoke of how we would meet in St. Petersburg (a city I have yet to visit oddly) and how Ola could take me to some cafes and bars and on a tour of her town, Starogard Gdanski. I later toured Starogard, and made the front page of her local newspaper, became suicidal, went missing and later dated another girl from nearby. The memories though, are saved for this table here…

I selfie Miss Mueller and I in Kubicki

I selfie Miss Mueller and I in Kubicki

Oh and the spot where Ola romantically kissed me launching lips upon a tourist who was none the wiser. That was me, that was Ola “Aleksandra” Mueller. Where once we dated, where once we kissed.

Ola Mueller and I date in Gdansk for one last time.

Ola Mueller and I date in Gdansk for one last time.

“Caught in a bad romance” – Lady Gaga.

I was dining out with Polish – Russian translator, clothes shop assistant and traveller, Ola Mueller. The meal was not sponsored, and you can check out Ola’s profile here:
Aleksandra Mueller
Ola Mueller

The nights out we had were good though. We toured from Romania to Bulgaria and met up finally in life, in Poland. Thanks, baby! And more Smaczne Środy to come!